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"Everything can be seen from the dashboard.""What our customers like the most is that this device is so rugged. It has very good performance and throughput. Its console is very easy to use and has many features, which makes it different from its competitors. Cloud IQ has all the features built into the console, whereas other solutions require you to integrate multiple solutions with their consoles. You don't need to add anything extra with Cloud IQ. With this single solution, you can do almost everything.""This solution's most valuable feature is its short deployment time.""The dashboards are great and the user interface is quite intuitive.""I like ExtremeCloud IQ's unified single-pane-of-glass dashboard. It offers a lot of visibility of performance, and it's great for troubleshooting. You don't have to go to 55 different places. You can get the information you need with just a few clicks.""The most valuable feature is the centralized management capability.""The tech who handles Extreme IQ tells me it's easy to use and learn. He felt like it was pretty intuitive. It comes with solid training materials. He also has talked about the security features that give you as much or as little control as you want.""When we deployed the new IP that is managed wirelessly in the cloud, it fixed the problems. Now, we don't have any more reports, and everything works fine."

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"ExtremeWireless is a flexible solution.""It provides seamless connectivity if you move around.""ExtremeWireless has good performance.""It's cloud-based and very easy to deploy.""It's reliable and works well. It's pretty stable.""The most valuable feature is the cloud-managed aspect.""The most useful feature is how the product integrates with the Microsoft directory in the cloud.""The stability of the solution has been fine."

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"Having a wizard for customers who are just starting might be helpful.""Pricing could be improved. It could be lower.""A room for improvement in ExtremeCloud IQ is roaming. My team is facing roaming issues with the solution, particularly when using VoIP over WiFi. For example, VoIP sometimes breaks when you walk around the customer site. In terms of what I'd like to see in the next release of the solution, right now, the inventory for ExtremeCloud IQ is awful. There's no stock, and you must wait a year and a half for new stocks. It's awful.""I know a school district, a big school district of mine, ripped out Extreme due to inefficiencies. It was the guest network that can be a struggle. They tried to differentiate between their primary network, and then offer a secondary.""The solution will show us that there are some issues, but when we try to find those issues, we can't see them.""ExtremeCloud should invest in an SD-WAN solution or integration with SD-WAN.""We'd like to have a cloud dashboard from which we can see all devices.""The certification costs from suppliers are getting out of control, and it's not just Extreme. We have the same problem with Cisco and Huawei."

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"Technical support is an area that needs to be improved.""The user interface of ExtremeWireless could be better. It is not user-friendly.""It is a subscription model, so it is maybe a bit pricey.""The main area for improvement is the company's local visibility.""The solution should offer better support.""The cost is a little high.""ExtremeWireless support isn't very good.""The reports could prove in ExtremeWireless. However, we are in the early stages of use and we might be able to configure them better."

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  • "It is not the cheapest product but I think that the price is reasonable because you get a lot of support of it's needed."
  • "It is costly as compared to Meraki, Aruba, Juniper, and Cisco. Cloud IQ is an enterprise solution, whereas Meraki is specifically a single solution."
  • "The price was okay."
  • "It is easy for customers to use this product because they are able to interchange the license depending on their usage rather than having to buy individual licenses for each asset."
  • "This solution offers annual licensing that is middle of the range in terms of cost."
  • "Extreme is twice as cheap compared to Cisco due to the currency exchange. Normally, I think Cisco would be a little bit more expensive, but there wouldn't be that much of a difference."
  • "Extreme licensing is based on the number of access points. When you buy the license for the first year, everything is included, such as access to mapping, etc. If you don't renew your software assurance for the second year, the access points will still work, but you can't use the cloud management tools."
  • "I am not involved in the price, but I am sure that it is not cheap."
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  • "The solution is priced well and we currently are only paying for a license for maintenance."
  • "Our access points device is at its end of life. I can buy one more and then I must buy a new device, but if it is a new device it will not support the old virtual appliance. I would need to upgrade our virtual appliance to the next version or build a new virtual appliance with new devices, and it's not good for us. The overall licensing subscription could be better."
  • "The price of the solution overall is expensive. Additionally, the controller and license are expensive. We pay for an annual subscription."
  • "Extreme isn't the most expensive, but it's not a low-cost solution, and because there are no big volumes, you don't receive significant discounts, making the final price higher."
  • "I rate the price of Extreme Wireless a three out of five."
  • "It's not as expensive as some and is scalable to our needs."
  • "We pay approximately $30,000 per year."
  • "ExtremeWireless isn't budget-friendly. The hardware costs around 20,000 Indian rupees. We're still using an older controller, so it doesn't require a license, unlike the newest versions of the ExtremeWireless controller."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Depends.  I have personally used both Cisco and Aruba so I am familiar with them.  Extreme I am not, so unless they have some feature that I need or want, I wouldn't consider them. Do you have… more »
    Top Answer:This solution's most valuable feature is its short deployment time.
    Top Answer:Extreme licensing is based on the number of access points. When you buy the license for the first year, everything is included, such as access to mapping, etc. If you don't renew your software… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature is stability.
    Top Answer:My advice for anybody who is implementing Extreme Wireless is not to use MAC address filtering. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
    Top Answer:The purchase of 350 access points cost approximately $250,000 USD.
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    Also Known As
    Aerohive Networks, Aerohive HiveManager, HiveManager, ExtremeCloud
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    ExtremeCloud is a resilient and scalable cloud-based network management solution offered by Extreme Networks as a subscription service.

    The network is your platform of engagement for clients and staff. We have designed ExtremeCloud to provide superior user experience by empowering you and the applications that drive your business. The combination of Extreme Networks’ smart wired and wireless edges and the elasticity, resilience and scalability provided via state-of-the-art datacenters distributed strategically for worldwide availability allows you to respond to the changing needs of your business, at the speed of cloud, through a simple, multi-site aware user interface.

    Extreme ExtremeWireless Access Points deliver wired-like performance, at scale for high-density in every environment. Smart Access Points are equally adept for both distributed and centralized deployment models. ExtremeWireless Controllers provide advanced functionality to allow organizations to define how wireless voice/video/data traffic is processed without architectural constraints and in accordance with business needs.
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    Sample Customers
    Henry Ford Health System, Baltimore Ravens, Brandili, Federal University of Alagoas, CEDAE, Caxias do Sul, UNISC Concurrency, CenturyLink Field, Louisiana College, Cricket Tasmania Stadium, Moscow Internet Exchange
    St. Xavier High School, Americatel, Diamond Light Source
    Top Industries
    Educational Organization25%
    Non Tech Company10%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Educational Organization8%
    Educational Organization43%
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Educational Organization10%
    Company Size
    Small Business51%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise30%
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise50%
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise53%
    Large Enterprise27%
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise44%
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    ExtremeCloud IQ is ranked 5th in Network Management Applications with 14 reviews while ExtremeWireless is ranked 10th in Wireless LAN with 11 reviews. ExtremeCloud IQ is rated 8.2, while ExtremeWireless is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of ExtremeCloud IQ writes "Extremely easy to deploy, but dashboard and stability need to be improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ExtremeWireless writes "Simple to implement, provides seamless connectivity, and is reliable". ExtremeCloud IQ is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ruckus Wireless, Mist AI and Cloud and Cisco Wireless, whereas ExtremeWireless is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, HPE Ethernet Switches and Mist AI and Cloud.

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